DOWNEY Nicole Nelson, a 17-year-old student at Warren High School, was crowned Miss Downey at a pageant March 17 at the Downey Theatre.Her court includes Christine Gonzalez, 17, also a Warren student, and Selena Gonzales, 17, Jessica Shaffer, 18 and Kaylee Pajak, 16, each of whom attend Downey High. McKenzie Jackson, a 14-year-old attending Warren, was named Miss Teen Downey. The teen court includes Leah Lilley, 14, of Warren; Molly Donahue, 14, of Griffiths Middle School; and Cory Hayes, 15, of Downey. Jr. Miss Downey went to Linden Hausmann, 12, of Oak Middle School. Her court includes Senovia Villatoro, 12 (East), Elizabeth Castillo, 10 (Rio Hondo Elementary), and Natalia Loya, 10 (Maude Price). Taylor Stephens, an 8-year-old student attending Ward Elementary, was crowned Little Miss Downey. The Little Miss Downey court includes Analise Hoyveda, 8 (Rio Hondo), and Valencia Raine Linden, 9 (Old River).
********** Published: April 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 51